- Ken Pomeroy
Last season: 24-9 (13-5)
In-conference offense: 1.05 points per possession (5th)
In-conference defense: 0.94 points per possession (2nd)
The Cowboys may not have the most experienced lineup in the conference this season, but they do return their top six players in terms of minutes played. This team was going to have NCAA tournament expectations whether or not Marcus Smart decided to come back to Stillwater for his sophomore season, but Smart's unorthodox move makes the Cowboys a threat to be the best team in the conference.